Sunday, March 20, 2016

Back to normal

Mom and I drove the monsters home yesterday. It's a six hour round trip, and since Mom was at the wheel, I took the opportunity to get a little work done on Mirabel. The KAL ends today, so I'm really hoping I can get her done in time.
I'm on the last section. It has a picot bind-off, and as pretty as it is, I just don't think I'm up to it. But I'll make the final decision when I get there. Hopefully some time tonight.

The trip to Owen Sound and back is always nice, though at this time, it can be a little bleak. No snow, but not much green either - most just brown. On the way back we took the opportunity to stop at one of our favourite fish n' chip shops
A little heritage trail runs behind the building, over an old train trestle...
and to and old mill and dam
 It was quite cold - too cold to venture that far, so I just took a few snaps before heading back to the car. How cold was it, you ask? While there was no snow on the ground, or ice in the river, it was cold enough to form these little dangley icicles on some dead brush that was piling up under the trestle bridge.

I've never seen ice like that and I would have loved to get closer and get a better shot... but I'm not that great a swimmer, and that water was running high, fast - and COLD!


Araignee said...

No fair. Those fish and chips are going to make me crazy hungry all night. They look delicious.

Seajaes said...

Where was the fish and chips restaurant?

Anonymous said...

Beautiful photos.

I love watching rushing water.

Minding My Own Stitches said...

Lovely - a curtain of icicles!

kathy b said...

I love your Mirabel!!! gorgeous with or without the picot edge.
It is cold here. very cold. I did a threemile walk this morning and refused to stay in. brrrr

Judy S. said...

Nice photos! I love your Mirabel, too.